The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 151 161 175
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 49 36 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.03% 0.84% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 4.12% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 47 25 10
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +72.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
MCSA
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1078 873 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.74% 20.27% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 952 695 633
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 41 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Wakefield - 5 £33,000 - 2
Wetherby - 2 £32,500 -
Halifax - 1 £30,120 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (90.00%) MCSE
3 73 (81.11%) Microsoft
3 73 (81.11%) Active Directory
4 68 (75.56%) VMware
5 62 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 61 (67.78%) Windows
7 59 (65.56%) MS Exchange
8 55 (61.11%) SAN
9 51 (56.67%) MS Excel
10 50 (55.56%) SQL Server
10 50 (55.56%) Citrix
11 44 (48.89%) Cisco
12 43 (47.78%) Hyper-V
13 38 (42.22%) MCITP
14 35 (38.89%) vSphere
15 33 (36.67%) ITIL
16 32 (35.56%) MCP
17 31 (34.44%) SharePoint
18 30 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 29 (32.22%) XenApp
20 25 (27.78%) CCNA
20 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
20 25 (27.78%) Firewall
21 24 (26.67%) Dell
21 24 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
22 22 (24.44%) CCA
22 22 (24.44%) Citrix Certification
22 22 (24.44%) VoIP
23 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (65.56%) MS Exchange
2 31 (34.44%) SharePoint
3 24 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (11.11%) IIS
7 4 (4.44%) Lync
8 3 (3.33%) Apache
8 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (56.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (61.11%) SAN
2 25 (27.78%) Firewall
3 22 (24.44%) VoIP
4 20 (22.22%) Wireless
5 16 (17.78%) WAN
5 16 (17.78%) LAN
5 16 (17.78%) DNS
6 12 (13.33%) DHCP
7 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.11%) VPN
8 9 (10.00%) MPLS
8 9 (10.00%) SSL
8 9 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (6.67%) DMVPN
9 6 (6.67%) VPLS
9 6 (6.67%) IPsec
9 6 (6.67%) OSPF
9 6 (6.67%) BGP
9 6 (6.67%) EIGRP
10 4 (4.44%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (14.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Technical Support
1 18 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (14.44%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 12 (13.33%) Server Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Data Centre Technician
7 6 (6.67%) IT Support
7 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.56%) Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) Server Support
8 5 (5.56%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.44%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.44%) Applications Support Manager
9 4 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) COM
2 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 4 (4.44%) LAMP
3 2 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) iPhone
3 2 (2.22%) iPad
3 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (67.78%) Windows
2 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (18.89%) Linux
5 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.78%) Mac OS
8 6 (6.67%) UNIX
8 6 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.33%) AIX
9 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Project Management
3 15 (16.67%) Change Management
4 12 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.11%) Coaching
7 8 (8.89%) High Availability
7 8 (8.89%) Business Continuity
7 8 (8.89%) Performance Management
8 7 (7.78%) Network Design
8 7 (7.78%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.67%) BCP
9 6 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (5.56%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.56%) Network Architecture
11 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (90.00%) MCSE
3 38 (42.22%) MCITP
4 32 (35.56%) MCP
5 30 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (27.78%) CCNA
7 22 (24.44%) CCA
7 22 (24.44%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (12.22%) CCNP
9 7 (7.78%) CISSP
9 7 (7.78%) CCDA
9 7 (7.78%) CCDP
9 7 (7.78%) CCSA
9 7 (7.78%) CCSE
9 7 (7.78%) VCP5
10 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.44%) MCDST
12 3 (3.33%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (81.11%) Active Directory
2 62 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (47.78%) Hyper-V
4 35 (38.89%) vSphere
5 29 (32.22%) XenApp
6 20 (22.22%) XenServer
7 17 (18.89%) XenDesktop
8 15 (16.67%) Terminal Services
9 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 10 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) WSUS
3 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (81.11%) Microsoft
2 68 (75.56%) VMware
3 50 (55.56%) Citrix
4 44 (48.89%) Cisco
5 24 (26.67%) Dell
6 18 (20.00%) Veeam
7 17 (18.89%) Riverbed
8 11 (12.22%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.78%) NetApp
10 6 (6.67%) Apple
11 5 (5.56%) IBM
12 4 (4.44%) HP
12 4 (4.44%) MobileIron
13 3 (3.33%) Sun
13 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.33%) LANDesk
14 2 (2.22%) WatchGuard
14 2 (2.22%) BMC
14 2 (2.22%) CommVault
14 2 (2.22%) Symantec
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits inc Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Prism Medical UK
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Company Pension
Posted: 19 days ago